International Baccalaureate and Swiss Federal Maturite diplomas

Residential International Baccalaureate diploma

Founded in 1996, Haut-Lac International Bilingual School prepares local and international students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Since 2016, Haut-Lac proposes to their IB diploma students 5 or 7-day full board residency at the Chantemerle boarding campus. At Haut-Lac International Bilingual School, students benefit from an internationally recognized curriculum. Chantemerle proposes a personalized family atmosphere with daily student support and permanent supervision. Beautifully located in nature, Chantemerle boarding campus offer students safe, nurturing and healthy learning environment. Moreover they are invited in participating to all activities and excursions with Chantemerle’s own students.

The IB Diploma is a well-established, comprehensive educational platform that serves students extremely well for their future. The study programme at the Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is intense and rigorous. Students are pushed to do their best, step outside their comfort zone, and grow in ways that will serve them well during their university studies. The holistic nature of the curriculum completes and balances out the intensity of the academics.

The program focuses on making interdisciplinary connections, as well as allowing time for physical movement, art, music, and independent study. As with all IB programmes, the IB Diploma Programme has The Learner Profile at its philosophical core. The programme seeks to develop the key qualities and character traits of a life-long learner, who is an inquirer, independent thinker, open-minded, caring, a risk-taker and a clear constructive communicator. At Haut-Lac, we actively promote these attributes to all our students and model them ourselves.

The Diploma is based upon the study of 6 disciplines, united by a common core.

With university entrance on the line, attention to subject academics is vital. We understand that entrance requirements vary depending on where in the world your child wishes to pursue their education. We spend significant time with every one of our students to help them design a course of study that will support them and prepare them for their next steps.

For more information about the IB diploma program at Haut-Lac International Bilingual School.


Residential Swiss Federal Maturite diploma

Most of our graduating students wish to continue their studies in Switzerland, preparing either for the Swiss maturity or the International Baccalaureate (I.B) diploma.

The Swiss Maturite (also know as Matura) is a secondary education diploma that allows access to higher education at colleges, universities or technical schools world­wide. The Maturite is an ambitious and demanding diploma that opens the doors to all Swiss Universities (Switzerland has its own excellent, highly ranked universities with very low fees) as well as most universities and colleges abroad.

In the federal Maturite, grades of the year are not taken into account for the final result. The examinations, prepared by a committee of experts, are composed of two separate parts (oral and written) and cover a wide scholastic program. A Maturite degree is the hallmark of an excellent level of education and is recognized in all the countries of Europe and in North America.

Founded in 1986, Alphalif school in Lausanne prepares local and international students for the Swiss Federal Maturite diploma. Since 2014, Alphalif school proposes to their high school students full board residency at Chantemerle boarding school. Beautifully located near Montreux and Geneva, overlooking lake Geneva, Chantemerle proposes a warm and nurturing family atmosphere with permanent student support and supervision.  High school “resident” are invited in participating to sport and cultural activities and excursions with Chantemerle’s regular students.

For more information about the Swiss Maturite diploma at Alphalif School.